That is a great question, and one that many people seem to be asking nowadays. We have all seen the TV shows with the fabulous tiny houses and all the glitz and glamor of the tiny house lifestyle, but what the TV shows fail to address are the difficulties one may face when purchasing or building a tiny house. If you have been considering purchasing or building a tiny house, it is important to consider all the pros and cons involved before making your decision. After all, this is your home we are talking about.
So without further ado, here are five difficulties people may face living in a tiny house, and the ways in which VedaHawk Tiny Homes aims to mitigate or solve them.
- Storage in a smaller space comes with its difficulties. One of the things to consider before making the decision to go tiny is “what do you really need?”. Identifying what you NEED makes planning for storage much easier. At VedaHawk, we find creative ways to utilize every nook and cranny to maximize storage, such as pneumatically controlled drop down storage recessed right into the bed frame.
- Yes, having a tiny house on wheels does mean mobility, but having a tiny house is not like having a camper trailer. Though they are legislated as RV’s, tiny houses are built to the standard of a house. As such, they are much larger, and much heavier. If you don’t have the right vehicle to move your tiny house, you can run into difficulties if/when that time comes. We help you solve this problem by taking that task on ourselves. Moving services are something you can invest in with VedaHawk so even if you drive a Prius, you can still get your tiny house from A to B, hassle free.
- You know exactly how awfully cold it can get in Canada. It isn’t out of the ordinary to experience -30 Celsius during our winters. You certainly wouldn’t take a camper trailer out in the dead of winter simply because they are not built for it. All VedaHawk Tiny Homes are built to withstand the cold. Starting at the floor right up to the ceiling, all our tiny houses include a graphite polystyrene thermal envelope and highly efficient spray foam insulation, as well as in-floor heat and supplementary heat.
- Finding an insurance company that will insure your tiny home can be challenging. If your tiny home has not been certified, a DIY build simply won’t cut it for insurers, especially if you intend to live in it year-round. Our homes are built to CSA Z240 RV Standard and will bear a seal of certification to prove it. Having a certified unit goes a long way in insurance.
- Utility Supply
- Depending on where you intend to park your tiny home, you may or may not have access to utility connections. If you are using your tiny home to live off grid, then electricity and water supply will have to be addressed. Electrical needs can be met through a combination of wind and solar energy, or in some cases through the use of a generator. Water supply can be fulfilled through a water collection and filtration system off of a cistern, as well as reducing your overall water usage with efficient low flow fixtures.